Six easy ways to make your workplace healthier
January 11, 2017
Unless your job is leading group runs to the health food store to buy organic vegetables and teach people how to cook them, chances are your job is not making you healthier. Here are six easy ways to mitigate the damage that office work can wreak on your body. Take your lunch. We’ve said it many...
Ten ways to get your office into the holiday spirit
November 16, 2016
Are you having a hard time feeling merry this holiday season? Here are 10 simple ways to share the spirit of the season with your workplace, from giving back to your community to just having fun. Happy holidays from The FruitGuys! Put Up a Giving Tree The most rewarding part of the holiday season...
How to survive an open-office floor plan
October 26, 2016
If you type “open-office floor plans” into Google, you might be surprised by the headlines that pop up: “The Post-Cubicle Office and Its Discontents”; “Why Agencies Should Rethink the Open-Office Plan”; “The Open-Office Trap”; “The Open-Office Trend Is Destroying the Workplace.” The open-office...
Exploring the meaning of work in America
September 28, 2016
What do you do all day and what does it mean to you? Many of us move from job to job, project to project, customer to customer, or widget to widget without giving it much thought. How does what we do all day reflect meaning in our life? Is what we do all day important? And to whom? In his...
Office etiquette for the election season
September 21, 2016
The 2016 presidential election season is the most divisive in recent memory. Every day there seems to be a new controversy or a new reason to dislike a candidate, prompting emotional reactions that swing between bleak resignation and a fiery desire for change. And that’s just how the news makes us...
Will the king of the road finally lose its throne?
August 24, 2016
We’ve been told for decades that driving your car to work is bad. It’s expensive, unhealthy, polluting, and stressful. Incentives to change this habit come and go, from mass transit systems and high occupancy vehicle lanes to carpool apps, yet year after year the vast majority of Americans continue...
Dress for success—even in the heat
July 27, 2016
It’s hot outside. The bosses are away on vacation. It’s tempting to make every day casual Friday. But if you want to leverage your wardrobe to help advance your career, it’s worthwhile to keep some office fashion dos and don’ts in mind. DON’T show too much skin. How much skin is too much skin?...
Don’t let business travel steal your health
July 25, 2016
Long days around a conference table or staffing a convention booth; evening cocktail receptions followed by boozy dinners; trying to sleep in an unfamiliar bed; then getting up the next day and doing it all over again. Let’s face it—business travel can be hard on your health. Here are some tips on...
How playing games can help your office succeed
June 27, 2016
What if work were as fun as play? That blissful vision is the goal of “gamification,” the effort to infuse workplaces with the best elements of playtime. Games have long been used for training purposes. The Solitaire and Minesweeper games included with early versions of Windows were designed to...
Five tips for spring-cleaning the office
April 26, 2016
Spring-cleaning. We should do it every year: Empty the closets. Buy some new sheets. Organize the garage. There are few things more motivating and refreshing than decluttering and putting everything in its right place. And that’s not just a notion—studies have shown that an uncluttered environment...